Around the Web

August 18, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, trailers | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Fantasy Flight Games will be reprinting the classic West End Games Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game and The Star Wars Sourcebook as a 30th anniversary edition set.
  • Blurb is up for the upcoming Phasma novel.
  • StarWars.com has an interview with Dan Wallace covering his book Star Wars: On the Front Lines.

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Podcasts in Review

August 17, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | 1 Comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Blast Points: Episode 86 stars off with the Entertainment Weekly coverage of The Last Jedi as they talk about Chewie and the porgs, the caretakers, the praetorian guards, Canto Bight police, the relationship between Luke and Rey, and the first Jedi temple. Then they dig into their main discussion, Rusty Miller’s Jedi Master Quiz Book. Taking suggestions from listeners, they tackle a bunch of questions from the book to see how well they do.
Porg Count: 14, Runtime: 55 minutes, Rating: Fun episode

Brews and Blasters: Episode 130 kicks off with Jaws, the Brews and Blasters following in Brunei, and Chris’ new Star Wars room. Then they get into the EW The Last Jedi Star Wars coverage. They talk porgs, Chewbacca, Boston accents and they try to beat the #PorgCount which leads to a chorus of porgs. Then they get back on topic as they talk about Rey, Luke, the praetorian guards, Snoke, Kylo, Poe, Finn, the new imagery, the Canto Bight police, what will sway Luke to teach Rey, DJ, Poe and Leia’s relationship, and they wrap up with listener emails and an Oppo award.
Porg Count: 84 (2nd Place), Runtime: 1 hour 6 minutes, Rating: Fun episode

Children of the Force: Episode 77 starts out with Garindan’s story, then they talk video games, Princeless comic and movie, Rose and Cobalt squadron, images from The Last Jedi, the Canto Bight aliens, and whether Chewie ate a porg. They also talk about the kyber wolf and observations and speculation regarding The Last Jedi. They discuss Kylo’s TIE Silencer, a word from the crawl, the upcoming Luke Skywalker, Leia, Phasma and Canto Bight books, plus they talk Inferno Squad and Star Wars Battlefront II.
Porg Count: 50 (3rd Place), Runtime: 1 hour 15 minutes, Rating: Fun episode
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Comic Review: ‘Doctor Aphra #11’

August 16, 2017 at 4:17 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Doctor Aphra #11 begins the slaying as Rur starts his holocaust of vengeance. As bad as the reanimated robot Jedi might be, he’s nothing compared to Vader. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Releases: ‘Star Wars #34’ & ‘Poe Dameron #18’

August 16, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Star Wars | 1 Comment

Marvel has two new Star Wars releases today.

Star Wars #34

Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Salvador Larroca
Cover Artist: Mike Mayhew
Variant Cover Artists: Daniel Acuna (40th anniversary cover), John Tyler Christopher (action figure variant)

Sana and Lando join forces on Coruscant to swindle some credits!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

Poe Dameron #18

Writer: Charles Soule
Artist: Angel Unzueta
Cover Artist: Phil Noto
Variant Cover Artist: Tradd Moore (40th anniversary cover)

Jess Pava and Kare Kun are on a mission to expose the First Order to the rest of the galaxy! Meanwhile, Poe Dameron and Snap Wexley are tracking down Oddy Muva – the traitor! Black Squadron divided!

Details: 32 pages, Rated T, $3.99

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

August 16, 2017 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from August 16 to 22nd. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

August 16

  • Spanish Garrison will be in San Sebastian for Donostia: Alderdi Eder Gardens.

 

August 17

  • Garrison Tyranus will be in McLean, VA for Fun Bot Lab Open House at St. Luke School from 5:00 to 6:00 PM.

August 18

  • Badlands Garrison will be in Calgary, AB for Star Wars Camp at Airdrie.
  • Bast Alpha Garrison will be in Shreveport, LA for Geek’d Con from August 18 to 20th.
  • Carolina Garrison will be in Jacksonville, NC for Movies in the Park at Jacksonville Commons Recreation Complex from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • Central California Garrison will be in Galt, CA for #TimmyStrong Community Day at Liberty Ranch High School from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
  • Garrison Carida will be in Erie, PA for CelebrateErie from August 18 to 20th, and in Dover, DE for the Dover Comic Con kick-off event at the Dover Public Library.
  • Old Line Garrison will be in Middle River, MD for the Salvation Army Day Camp Celebration at The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club from noon to 4:30 PM.
  • Southern California Garrison will be at Kadyn’s Kamp for the East LA Boys and Girls Club, and in Palm Springs, CA for Friday Flicks Rogue One event at the Palm Springs Air Museum.
  • Southern Cross Garrison will be in Westfield Shopping Town for Kidsflix at Cinema Bondi Junction.

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Around the Web

August 11, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Toys | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Convention & Event News

  • Boston Comic Con is August 11 to 13 in Boston, MA. Star Wars guests include Joe Corroney, Jim Cummings, Anthony Daniels, Tony Harris, Phil Noto, Adam Hughes, Joe Quinones, Drew Struzan, and Alan Tudyk.
  • Colorado Springs Comic Con is August 25 to 27 in Colorado Springs, CO. Star Wars Guests include Paul Springer, Joonas Suotamo, Spencer Wilding, Billy Dee Williams, Simon J. Williamson and Timothy Zahn.
  • New York Comic Con is October 5 to 8 in New York, NY. Star Wars guests include Katie Cook, Jim Cummings, Kieron Gillen, Mark Hamill, Felicity Jones, Skottie Young and more.

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Podcasts in Review

August 10, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review with a new format which includes the #PorgCount (number of times any variation of the word “porg” is used). If you like it, or if you have any suggestions, please let us know.

Blast Points: Episode 85 starts out with some discussion of The Last Jedi leaked pics, the new writer for Episode IX, and the new composer of the Han Solo movie. For their main discussion, they talk about John Williams, diving into how he, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas met, the success of the sound track, and then they go through their favorite John Williams songs from each Star Wars film.
Porg Count: 0, Runtime: 1 hour 6 minutes, Rating: Good episode

Bombad Radio: Episode 283 features an interview with voice actor Tom Taylorson, the voice of Scott Ryder in Mass Effect: Andromeda. They talk about Conduit, teaching, Mass Effect: Andromeda, working alongside Fryda Wolff, what the voice sessions were like, the romance scenes, the audio book, audio book contracts, working with Sully (Taserface from Guardians of the Galaxy), the difference between different game companies, and some of the story threads of Mass Effect: Andromeda.
Porg Count: 0, Runtime: 56 minutes, Rating: Great episode

Coffee With Kenobi: Episode 79 covers Filoni’s post on the Kanan and Ahsoka conversation, then Dan is joined by guests Steele Saunders and Jeff McGee as they talk porgs, D23, collecting, news and keeping up with Star Wars.
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Comic Review: ‘Rogue One #5’

August 9, 2017 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Rogue One #5 brings us almost to the end as the battle of Scarif begins. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Comic Review: ‘Darth Vader #4’

August 9, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Comic Books, Marvel, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Darth Vader #4 marks a comeback for the Dark Lord as he tries his luck in round two against Jedi Master Infil’a. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Databurst From the 501st

August 9, 2017 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from August 9 to 15th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

August 9

  • Carolina Garrison will be in Manteo, NC for the Summer Reading STEM Finale at Manteo Library from 1:30 to 3:30 PM.
  • Nordic Garrison will be in Helsinki for WorldCon 75 from August 9 to 13th.
  • Ohio Garrison will be in Cincinnati, OH for HANDS Back to South Health & Safety Fair at Northgate Mall.
  • Old Line Garrison will be in Walkersville, MD for Galactic Storytime at Fountain Rock Nature Center from 2:00 to 3:00 PM.
  • Star Garrison will be in Garland, TX for the Webb Middle School 6th Grade Orientation.
  • UK Garrison will be in Sandhurst for FlickNic Fun Day at Sandhurst Memorial Park from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

August 10

  • Garrison Carida will be in Erie, PA for the Shriner’s Hospital visit.
  • Star Garrison will be at the Primrose Frisco at Independence Summer Camp.
  • UK Garrison will be in Glasgow for Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity Fundraiser Week 7 at Buchanan Galleries from August 10 to 13th, and in Newport for V-Dub Island VW Family Festival at South Fairlee Farm from August 10 to 13th.

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